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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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Serpent's StoutSerpent's Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,311 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,311
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 276
Gots: 310 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007)
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one has been in the cellar for about 2 years give or take. A 750ml bottle uncorked and poured into my nonic Imperial pint glass. The stout appears a dark dark brown color with a good two fingers of ecru foam. Nice head retention with minimal lacing. Nose and flavors consist of dark brown sugar, sweet and sour cherries, blackberries, dark and semi sweet chocolate, molasses, dark roasted grain, caramelized malts, some coffee, plums. Quite complex in the nose and taste. The stout is approaching full bodied with a bit more lively carbonation that I like in my Impy stouts, but still nothing to deter me from seeking this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 04:19:35 | More by ClockworkOrange
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A: There was an aggressive pour which resulted in a 3 finger tan head with various sized bubbles. The head receded very slowly to a sort of thick film which left nice lacing. I believe that this is black, but it could be very dark brown.

S: The nose was ok, but doesn't compare to the taste. There was some chocolate, some bitterness, some roast. I get a little oak, or woodiness. There is a dash of a sharp anise type smell.

T: Smooth, creamy, chocolate. A brief prickliness from the carbonation. Much more dark chocolate comes through than the nose in a luxurious, velvety way. It is similar to the nose, but the taste was much more intense. There is no alcohol.

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O: Very nice and very enjoyable with about a year on it.

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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,311 ratings.